Four freedoms

Posted: 28-August-2009 in Rants
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In the Second World War, several freedoms were fought for.

Why have they been lost?

Freedom of worship

Freedom of worship

Freedom of Worship (not from religion)

To those interested with this particular freedom, the past twelve years under Labour have been concerning. With instances such as people being questioned by the police regarding religious beliefs (despite not, in fact, mentioning what was questioned about) we have to wonder how far we can go without being arrested for mentioning our beliefs.

Although personally not believing in Christmas (I know it’s August), you cannot go a year without hearing how some pillock in a council or school has tried to ban it.

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Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

Oh boy, this one’s big. The points above come into this one, but something that came to my attention yesterday really grated.

The British Humanist Association has started a campaign to have the funding withdrawn for a zoo in Englandshire somewhere because of it’s creationist stance. The numpties there have said:

‘We believe Noah’s Ark Farm Zoo misleads the public by not being open about its creationist agenda’

Now, forgive me for pointing out a case of the sodding obvious, but if an organisation calls itself “The Noah’s Ark Farm Zoo” do you not think, that even with the most limited of intellects, you would be able to perhaps, somehow construe that it had some vague creationist leanings?

In the Underdogs Bite Upwards blog, the author points out that people have their bias.

If people believe in God, a god or gods they should believe in Creation or the slightly bastardised theory of Intelligent Design. If someone is an atheist they should believe in Darwinian Evolution. Now I am not going to go into that particular debate at the moment, not least because I am manifestly unqualified to talk deeply about religion. I should point out however that I am on the side of creationism and of any organisation who is being attacked by hypocritical morons who cannot see that their stated “mission” is paradoxical.

Freedom from Want

Freedom from Want

Freedom from Want

Unemployment figures

I drive, smoke and drink and am therefore paying huge amounts of tax already. When I finally get a job, I will be paying further taxes. Before anybody complains that their taxes are paying for my sedentary lifestyle, have a look at this. The cost of propping up ludicrous red-tape festooned bureaucratic nightmares is titanic. Hand-outs to banks have crippled us.  None of this is new and has been repeated ad nauseum in the press over the past year or so. We also (sometimes) pay TV licenses  to shore up the tottering bulk of the BBC which – I doubt – is much to anyone other than the government’s liking anymore.

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Freedom from Fear

Freedom from Fear

Freedom from Fear

Nanny Statism. We are not allowed to do anything anymore. Much of the stuff above is because of Political Correctness – a fear of upsetting people through our thoughts and actions. Actions, to a certain extent is fair enough, but, really, the line has to be drawn somewhere. You can’t smoke, drink more than the government tells you to, buy knives, drive whilst phoning (heh, that’s a good link), take photos, drink from glasses, put in lightbulbs, use iodine, I could go on, but my head hurts. Are we children? Can we not think for ourselves?

It would seem not.

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Comments
  1. theredeemingdefect says:

    Be nice. This is my first post and I’m still trying to work out how to use wordpress.

  2. cath says:

    I like it! Write lots more please …

  3. theredeemingdefect says:

    You too m’dear!

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